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This year
Prof Philip Nolan appointed as head of new research agency
The agency will amalgamate the activities and functions of the Irish Research Council (IRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
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Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.
Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'
A review of the role is underway, with concerns over a conflict of interest raised since the head of the Government’s science funding agency was appointed.
Dry mouth, sweaty hands: Why do people hate public speaking?
It’s something a lot of us are afraid of.
World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks
The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.
Ireland's researchers are punching above their weight despite 'below-average investment'
Science Foundation Ireland is training people for industry – not to be “the next professors”.
Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science
Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.
Want €175k? Good news if you're a woman scientist
Currently only 26 per cent of researchers in science, technology, engineering or maths subjects are women – and SFI is trying to change this.
Scientists warn of potential conflict of interest at Government science body
The Government has announced plans for the head of Science Foundation Ireland to also become the Chief Scientific Adviser – but scientists say this will be a conflict of interest.